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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 65,614 People

    Dear Mind, please shut the **** up,

    I'm trying to be happy.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Nov 21

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 95 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    So basically I know I'm going to have a bad Xmas

    because of my family knows I smoke and cut and other stuff so... What do I do? Should I stay at home away from oppression, suspicion and absolute knowledge that they know I'm never going to be employed or go and pretend to be happy hoping one day I'll die in a bus crash or...
    Callistowed Callistowed 16-17, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Does anybody else hate themselves

    for spreading nothing but melancholy?
    Sicknconfused Sicknconfused 26-30, F 9 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I know there are people

    who are fighting bigger fights than mine. Young kids talking about ending life on this site because of incessant bullying, middle aged mums fighting life-threatening diseases and countless others losing hope every day. Then I think about my life, is it really that bad? Yes...
    Sicknconfused Sicknconfused 26-30, F 6 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I wonder why I'm

    even on this earth, I mean nothing to anyone. I literally sit at home depressed while everyone else is out having fun. No one ask me to do anything.. It's so depressing. Sometimes I want people to feel bad for me just for once. To see if they actually care.
    feelings101 feelings101 18-21, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11

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    I am not too bad but find it hard to cope with

    seeing people this year, quite a few people to see. I see some, not all. I cannot motivate myself to see everyone. who knows what I mean?
    mysmugcat mysmugcat 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    feelings101 feelings101 18-21, F 20 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    I feel like the best parts of my life have

    already come and gone. Everyday I find myself thinking about how happy I once was. I'm trying to be strong and move on but I wonder if I made the right decision. I'm not an exciting person. There isn't much that I have accomplished. I'm 18 and terrified of growing up. I can...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Starting January 1st,

    2015 I'm going to try and change my life around, going to beat this depression if its the last thing I do. I'm actually going to put in the effort to change myself and not just wait for it to happen. I'm gonna start working out again, I'll start wearing glasses (around the...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 14 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    juliarosee juliarosee 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    How can one fail so badly

    that they can't take enough pills to kill themselves. I sit here wondering that, staring blankly at the pathetic half *** attempt I made, knowing that I really don't want to die. I puked, and slept all day. That's it. No one will know, and no one will ever know. Well, no one...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27

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    I have been cyberbullied cause of a stupid

    mistake i made and somtimes i live my own hell in school and home and so sometimes i wish i would start fresh again and be happy again.
    kevin678 kevin678 13-15, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't see the point in "battling" depression.

    It's always there. It never leaves. You can give it your all and fight it and try to build that brick wall between you and hopelessness.... But then a flood of emotions break that wall down and it's like you didn't do anything. Maybe worse than if you hadn't done anything. If...
    AshleyWCSloth AshleyWCSloth 16-17, F 8 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Someone told me to check out the symptom of

    bipolar!! I am sad & I need to talk!!!
    VolatileMe VolatileMe 31-35, F 5 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I get annoyed when people think

    that it's simple to just stop being depressed. It's not. Here's an interesting playlist of TED talks about depression. http://www.ted.com/playlists/175/the_struggle_of_mental_health
    lukeskywalker89 lukeskywalker89 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Does anyone else get the blues this time of

    year ? I hate the holidays cuz everyone else is having fun n im just at home , gunna be a boring new years lol... Again xD
    1492Savagery 1492Savagery 13-15, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 5 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    The feeling has come back.

    They've started to become somewhat cyclical though, so it makes it a little easier to prepare for. Sometimes my depression peaks and I begin to have.. I guess I could call them suicidal thoughts. I just get this feeling that I should do something, and it's usually a particular...
    Enveleyna Enveleyna 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    There is no such thing

    as a functional family. Agree?
    Greenvines123 Greenvines123 13-15, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    If you're not busy living,

    you're busy dying.
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Fallenprinceofthedarkside Fallenprinceofthedarkside 18-21, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 32 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 7 Responses Jul 17

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Depression is like when you go out camping

    and it's so cold...you need another blanket. But it doesn't help much, nothing really changes..cause the cold has seeped right down into your bones. The best you can do is come to terms with it...
    Mischief8 Mischief8 22-25, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 36 Responses Aug 28

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    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've been battling my depression

    for about 8 years. I was put on medication about two years ago. The first med didn't help so I stopped it. I thought I was to where I could handle my depression without meds, I was wrong. My doc put me on a different med and it helps. There are days I forget to take it (like...
    tallchick003 tallchick003 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I wish I was five again.

    With absolutely no worries. No worries about weight, what other people think, grades, friends, expectations, etc. I didn't care what my family did, I would just be too busy being happy. I didn't have to rely on one person to keep me alive. I just easily kept myself alive. I...
    Greenvines123 Greenvines123 13-15, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I'm really down in the dumps tonight,

    I've got no one to go to, I'm having some bad thoughts, and I just need someone to talk to right now.
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I want to be in a normal relationship.

    It's so hard now. If you've been sexually abused, is this normal? I freak out every time a boy gets too close, and it's embarrassing. I want to be in a cute relationship but take it slow (for my sake) but now a days everyone goes way too fast for me and I can't handle that. I...
    juliarosee juliarosee 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 26 Responses Jun 16

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    I just resigned from work.

    I'm a jolly kind of person as everybody knows. But after leaving, not having a job yet and a penny to spend, I got really depressed. I soon become irritated to simple things, moody & felt helpless. Thanks to my family not pressuring me about getting another job.I hate opening my...
    aessis aessis 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12

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